Fight or Pay: Soldiers’ Families in the Great War

Fight or Pay: Soldiers’ Families in the Great WarFight or Pay: Soldiers' Families in the Great War by Desmond Morton
ISBN: 0774811080
Published by UBC Press on October 1st 2004
Genres: Canada, Military

Len's Summary: Dr. Morton, one of Canada's leading military historians, spoke to this subject at our WFA August 2004 seminar at SUNY Plattsburgh.

We Lead Others Follow: First Canadian Division, 1914-1918

We Lead Others Follow: First Canadian Division, 1914-1918We Lead Others Follow: First Canadian Division, 1914-1918 by Kenneth Radley
ISBN: 1551251000
Published by Vanwell Publishing on September 1st 2005
Genres: Canada, Military
Pages: 415

Len's Summary: The training, organization, equipment and operations of the CEF's First Division with particular emphasis on the final battles of 1918.

Canada and the Great War: Western Front Association Papers

Canada and the Great War: Western Front Association PapersCanada and the Great War: Western Front Association Papers by Briton Cooper Busch
ISBN: 077352570X
on May 8th 2003
Genres: Canada, Military
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: Included are papers presented by Laura Brandon of the Canadian War Museum, WFA member John Hurst formerly of Guelph University, WFA Newfoundland Branch Chairman David Parsons, Pat Brennan of the University of Calgary, J. B. C. McKercher of the Royal Military College, Christopher Terry of the Canadian Aviation Museum, and Sidney F. Wyse of Carleton University. The book is edited by Professor Briton Busch of Colgate University, who also organized the seminar, and includes maps.The IBSN number for paper back edition is 0-77352-257-X and for hard back 0-77352-546-7.

In the Footsteps of the Canadian Corps: Canada’s First World War, 1914-1918

In the Footsteps of the Canadian Corps: Canada’s First World War, 1914-1918In the Footsteps of the Canadian Corps: Canada's First World War, 1914-1918 by Angus Brown
ISBN: 1894673247
on January 1st 2006
Genres: Canada, Military, Pictorial
Pages: 160

Len's Summary: A picture history of Canada in The Great War, available from the Canadian War Museum.

Death or Deliverance: Canadian Courts Martial in the Great War

Death or Deliverance: Canadian Courts Martial in the Great WarDeath or Deliverance: Canadian Courts Martial in the Great War by Teresa Iacobelli
ISBN: 0774825685
Published by University of British Columbia Press on March 6th 2014
Genres: Canada, Military, Law
Pages: 175

Len's Summary: An examination of the legal ramifications of convictions for desertion among Canadian soldiers.

Onward, Dear Boys: A Family Memoir of the Great War

Onward, Dear Boys: A Family Memoir of the Great WarOnward, Dear Boys: A Family Memoir of the Great War by Philippe Bieler
ISBN: 9780773544680
Published by McGill-Queen's University Press on November 7th 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Canada
Pages: 340

Len's Summary: Story of the wartime experiences of a Swiss Protestant family that immigrated to Montreal and sent their sons to war.

Get Tough Stay Tough: Shaping the Canadian Corps, 1914-1918

Get Tough Stay Tough: Shaping the Canadian Corps, 1914-1918Get Tough Stay Tough: Shaping the Canadian Corps, 1914-1918 by Kenneth Radley
ISBN: 9781909982864
Published by Helion on October 30th 2014
Genres: History, Canada, Military, World War I
Pages: 424

Len's Summary: How “the shock troops of the British Empire” were trained and motivated.

Distant Thunder: Canada’s Citizen Soldiers on the Western Front

Distant Thunder: Canada’s Citizen Soldiers on the Western FrontDistant Thunder: Canada's Citizen Soldiers on the Western Front by Joyce M. Kennedy
ISBN: 9780897452434
Published by Sunflower University Press on March 2000
Genres: Canada, General, World War I
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: Dr.Kennedy is a member of WFA, daughter of a Canadian Great War veteran and, herself, a retired Canadian Air Force flying officer.

Amiens: Dawn of Victory

Amiens: Dawn of VictoryAmiens: Dawn of Victory by James McWilliams, R. James Steel
ISBN: 155002342X
Published by Dundurn on September 1st 2001
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Canada, General
Pages: 250

Len's Summary: Recounts “the black day of the German Army,” August 8, 1918. Dr. McWilliams spoke at the March 2002 WFA seminar in Victoria, B.C.

The Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy: Inquiry and Intrigue

The Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy: Inquiry and IntrigueThe Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy: Inquiry and Intrigue by John Griffith Armstrong
ISBN: 9780774808903
Published by UBC Press on May 1st 2002
Genres: History, Canada, General, Military, Naval
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: The story of a massive explosion of a French Lines munitions ship in 1917 that leveled the northern half of the city, killing 1,600 people.

The Newfoundlanders in the Great War: The Western Front, 1916-1918: A Social History and Battlefield Tour

The Newfoundlanders in the Great War: The Western Front, 1916-1918: A Social History and Battlefield TourThe Newfoundlanders in the Great War: The Western Front, 1916-1918: A Social History and Battlefield Tour by N. M. Christie
ISBN: 9781896979236
Published by CEF Books on 2003
Genres: Canada, Military, World War I
Pages: 130

Len's Summary: World War One bankrupted this small, isolated, and resource poor British dominion which joined Canada until 1949. Recommended by Glenn Kerr, the chairman of the Central Ontario Branch of WFA.

The Battle for Vimy Ridge – 1917

The Battle for Vimy Ridge – 1917The Battle for Vimy Ridge - 1917 by Jack Sheldon
ISBN: 1844155528
Published by Pen & Sword Books on October 1st 2007
Genres: Canada, Military, World War I
Pages: 236

Len's Summary: A successful British part of the allied 1917 spring offensives most remembered for General Neville’s disastrous attack at the Chemin des Dames. Published in time for the 90th anniversary of Canada’s most famous battle and the rededication of the refurbished Vimy Memorial.

Medicine and Duty: The World War I Memoir of Captain Harold W. Mcgill, Medical Officer 31st Battalion C.E.F.

Medicine and Duty: The World War I Memoir of Captain Harold W. Mcgill, Medical Officer 31st Battalion C.E.F.Medicine and Duty: The World War I Memoir of Captain Harold W. Mcgill, Medical Officer 31st Battalion C.E.F. by Marjorie Barron Norris, Patrick Brennan
ISBN: 1552381935
Published by University of Calgary Press on May 15th 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Medical, Religious, History, Canada, Post-Confederation (1867-), World War I
Pages: 406

Baptism Of Fire

Baptism Of FireBaptism Of Fire by Nathan M Greenfield
ISBN: 0002007274
Published by Harper Collins on October 4th 2007
Genres: Canada, General, World War I
Pages: 480

Len's Summary: Examination of the untried Canadian First Division’s first engagement, the Second Battle of Ypres, 1915, with particular focus on the earliest major use of gas on the Western Front. Draws on the testimony of soldiers on both sides.

At the Sharp End: Canadians Fighting The Great War 1914-1918

At the Sharp End: Canadians Fighting The Great War 1914-1918At the Sharp End: Canadians Fighting The Great War 1914-1918 by Tim Cook
ISBN: 0143055925
Published by Penguin Canada on September 29th 2009
Genres: Canada, Military, World War I
Pages: 608

Len's Summary: Winner of the 2007 J. W. Dafoe Prize for Canadian non-fiction. First of a two-volume study by a premier military historian.

Victory at Vimy: Canada Comes of Age, April 9-12, 1917

Victory at Vimy: Canada Comes of Age, April 9-12, 1917Victory at Vimy: Canada Comes of Age, April 9-12, 1917 by Ted Barris
ISBN: 9780887622533
Published by Dundurn on February 10th 2007
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Canada, Post-Confederation (1867-)
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: Another work commemorating the 1917 battle. Available from Amazon.com.

Crisis of Conscience: Conscientious Objection in Canada during the First World War

Crisis of Conscience: Conscientious Objection in Canada during the First World WarCrisis of Conscience: Conscientious Objection in Canada during the First World War by Amy J. Shaw
ISBN: 0774815930
Published by UBC Press on July 1st 2009
Genres: History, Military, Canada, General, World War I
Pages: 264

Len's Summary: Examination of the experiences of Canadian conscientious objectors in WWI.

Passchendaele: Canada’s Triumph and Tragedy on the Fields of Flanders

Passchendaele: Canada’s Triumph and Tragedy on the Fields of FlandersPasschendaele: Canada's Triumph and Tragedy on the Fields of Flanders by Norman Leach
ISBN: 9781550503999
Published by Coteau Books on October 15th 2008
Genres: History, Canada, Post-Confederation (1867-), Military, Pictorial
Pages: 47

Len's Summary: Canadian historian Leach crafted this richly illustrated book for teenage readers, but it is equally suitable for grownups. Available from www.coteaubooks.com. Leach was historical advisor for Paul Gross’s war movie Passchendaele, released this year in Canada.

Shoestring Soldiers: The 1st Canadian Division at War, 1914-1915

Shoestring Soldiers: The 1st Canadian Division at War, 1914-1915Shoestring Soldiers: The 1st Canadian Division at War, 1914-1915 by Andrew Iarocci
ISBN: 9780802098221
Published by University of Toronto Press on 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Canada
Pages: 362

Len's Summary: The training and early battles of the first Canadians to go to war.

The Selected Papers of Sir Arthur Currie: Diaries, Letters, and Report to the Ministry, 1917-1933

The Selected Papers of Sir Arthur Currie: Diaries, Letters, and Report to the Ministry, 1917-1933The Selected Papers of Sir Arthur Currie: Diaries, Letters, and Report to the Ministry, 1917-1933 by Mark Humphries
ISBN: 097834412X
Published by Military History on May 1st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, History, Canada, Military
Pages: 407

Len's Summary: The first complete collection of the papers of Canada’s top soldier of WWI. Currie was a land speculator and militiaman from British Columbia who rose to command the four divisions of the CEF. He is best remembered for the Canadian Corps successful 1917 attack at Vimy Ridge. Purchase directly from Wilfred Laurier University at www.wlu.ca or phone Andrew Thomson, at (519) 884-0710.

Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting The Great War, 1917-1918

Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting The Great War, 1917-1918Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting The Great War, 1917-1918 by Tim Cook
ISBN: 9780143055938
Published by Penguin Group (Canada) on September 29th 2009
Genres: Canada, Military, World War I
Pages: 736

Len's Summary: Continues the story of the Canadian Corps on the Western Front begun in The Sharp End (Viking Canada 2007) through the battles of Vimy Ridge, Hill 70 and Passchendaele. The author is historian at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

Pilgrimage: A guide to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in World War One

Pilgrimage: A guide to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in World War OnePilgrimage: A guide to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in World War One by W. David Parsons
ISBN: 9781895387407
Published by Creative Publishers on 2009
Genres: Canada, Military, World War I
Pages: 205

Len's Summary: The author is chairman of the Newfoundland Branch of WFA. Available form the publisher at info@drcpublishingnl.com.

The Bantams: The Untold Story Of World War One

The Bantams: The Untold Story Of World War OneThe Bantams: The Untold Story Of World War One by Sidney Allinson
ISBN: 1413444458
Published by Pen & Sword Books on September 1st 2009
Genres: Canada, Great Britain, Military, World War I
Pages: 316

Len's Summary: New edition of a book authored by the Chairman of the Pacific Coast Branch of WFA about British and Canadian soldiers well below the army’s five foot – three inch minimum height.

Agnes Warner and the Nursing Sisters of the Great War

Agnes Warner and the Nursing Sisters of the Great WarAgnes Warner and the Nursing Sisters of the Great War by Shawna M. Quinn
ISBN: 9780864926333
Published by Goose Lane Editions on October 29th 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, Canada
Pages: 171

Len's Summary: The experiences of a New Brunswick nurse drawn from her wartime correspondence and diaries.

From Victoria to Vladivostok: Canada’s Siberian Expedition, 1917-19

From Victoria to Vladivostok: Canada’s Siberian Expedition, 1917-19From Victoria to Vladivostok: Canada's Siberian Expedition, 1917-19 by Benjamin Isitt
ISBN: 9780774818025
Published by University of Washington Press on December 1st 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Canada
Pages: 299

Len's Summary: Along with the US, Japan, England, Italy and the United States, Canada deployed a force of 4,300 men to Vladivostok in an ill-advised effort to fend off the Bolshevik menace.

Vimy Ridge: A Canadian Reassessment

Vimy Ridge: A Canadian ReassessmentVimy Ridge: A Canadian Reassessment by Geoffrey Hayes, Andrew Iarocci, Mike Bechthold
ISBN: 155458227X
Published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press on March 23rd 2007
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Canada, General
Pages: 353

Len's Summary: A new assessment of the Canadian Corps and its place on the Western Front, the leadership, training and preparation of each of the four Canadian divisions and of the commemoration of this battle credited with being the basis of Canadian nationhood.

First to Die: The First Canadian Navy Casualties in the First World War

First to Die: The First Canadian Navy Casualties in the First World WarFirst to Die: The First Canadian Navy Casualties in the First World War by Bryan Elson
ISBN: 9780887809132
Published by Formac Publishing Company Limited on July 23rd 2010
Genres: History, Military, Naval, World War I, Canada, General
Pages: 96

Len's Summary: The story of four young Canadian seamen who died on Admiral Craddock’s flagship, the outgunned cruiser HMS Good Hope at the Battle of Coronel in 1914.

Militia Myths: Ideas of the Canadian Citizen Soldier, 1896-1921

Militia Myths: Ideas of the Canadian Citizen Soldier, 1896-1921Militia Myths: Ideas of the Canadian Citizen Soldier, 1896-1921 by James Wood
ISBN: 9780774817660
Published by UBC Press, University of Washington Press on January 28th 2011
Genres: History, Canada, Post-Confederation (1867-), Military, World War I
Pages: 350

Len's Summary: A social and military history of popular Canadian military culture. // For all its faults, Canada’s militia system arguably made Canada better prepared for WWI than either America or England.

Sacred Places: Canadian Cemeteries of the Great War-Vol. I, Belgium

Sacred Places: Canadian Cemeteries of the Great War-Vol. I, BelgiumSacred Places: Canadian Cemeteries of the Great War-Vol. I, Belgium by Norm Christie
ISBN: 1896979211
Published by CEF Books on January 1st 2011
Genres: Canada, Military, World War I
Pages: 238

Len's Summary: The story of 168 cemeteries where Canadian dead are buried in France and Flanders.

For Our Old Comrades: The Story & Ephemera of the Vimy Pilgrimage, July,1936

For Our Old Comrades: The Story & Ephemera of the Vimy Pilgrimage, July,1936For Our Old Comrades: The Story & Ephemera of the Vimy Pilgrimage, July,1936 by Norm Christie
ISBN: 1896979750
Published by CEF Books Genres: Canada, Military, World War I
Pages: 105

Len's Summary: Recalls the Great Pilgrimage of 1936 in which 6,200 Canadian WWI veterans, war widows and their children traveled to France for the dedication of the Vimy Ridge Memorial.

For King and Kanata: Canadian Indians and the First World War

For King and Kanata: Canadian Indians and the First World WarFor King and Kanata: Canadian Indians and the First World War by Timothy C. Winegard
ISBN: 9780887557286
Published by University of Manitoba Press on January 15th 2012
Genres: History, Canada, General, Military, World War I, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: How national politics and international forces shaped the experiences of some 4,000 native Canadians who served in the Canadian forces from 1914 to 1919.

Soldiers of Song: The Dumbells and Other Canadian Concert Parties of the First World War

Soldiers of Song: The Dumbells and Other Canadian Concert Parties of the First World WarSoldiers of Song: The Dumbells and Other Canadian Concert Parties of the First World War by Jason Wilson
ISBN: 9781554588442
Published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press on November 6th 2012
Genres: History, Canada, Post-Confederation (1867-), Performing Arts, Comedy, Music, Genres & Styles, Military & Marches
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: Soldier-entertainers boost troop morale and mounted the first Canadian production to score a hit on Broadway. An important piece of Canadian cultural history.

A Sisterhood of Suffering and Service: Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the First World War

A Sisterhood of Suffering and Service: Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the First World WarA Sisterhood of Suffering and Service: Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the First World War by Sarah Glassford, Amy Shaw
ISBN: 9780774822572
Published by University of British Columbia Press on March 20th 2013
Genres: History, Canada, Post-Confederation (1867-), Social History, Social Science, Women's Studies
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: Mobilizing women for paid and volunteer employment at home and overseas and the transformation of Canadian society and gender roles wrought by the war.

Her Voice, Her Century: Four Plays About Daring Women

Her Voice, Her Century: Four Plays About Daring WomenHer Voice, Her Century: Four Plays About Daring Women by David Cheoros, Karen Simonson, Debbie Marshall
ISBN: 1926972996
Published by Brindle and Glass on September 25th 2012
Genres: Drama, Canadian, Women Authors, History, Canada, General
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: Four plays about Canadian women including one about a journalist covering WWI.

The Canadian Experience of the Great War: A Guide to Memoirs

The Canadian Experience of the Great War: A Guide to MemoirsThe Canadian Experience of the Great War: A Guide to Memoirs by Brian Douglas Tennyson
ISBN: 9780810886797
Published by Rowman & Littlefield on May 1st 2013
Genres: History, Canada, Post-Confederation (1867-), Military, World War I, Veterans, Reference, Essays, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 594

Len's Summary: Catalogs the writings of ordinary Canadians among the 600 thousand men and women who served.

Irish Canadian Conflict and the Struggle for Irish Independence, 1912, 1925

Irish Canadian Conflict and the Struggle for Irish Independence, 1912, 1925Irish Canadian Conflict and the Struggle for Irish Independence, 1912, 1925 by Robert McLaughlin
ISBN: 9781442610972
Published by University of Toronto Press on January 11th 2013
Genres: History, Canada, General, Pre-Confederation (to 1867), 20th Century, Social Science, Emigration & Immigration
Pages: 275

Len's Summary: How Irish- Canadians became actively involved in the Irish struggle for independence that straddled the WWI years.

Raymond Collishaw and the Black Flight

Raymond Collishaw and the Black FlightRaymond Collishaw and the Black Flight by Roger Gunn
ISBN: 9781459706606
Published by Dundurn on 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Canada, Post-Confederation (1867-), Aviation
Pages: 270

Len's Summary: Arguably Canada‘s leading aerial ace, Callishaw started out with the Royal Naval Air Service, stayed in the RAF and rose to the rank of Air Vice Marshall commanding the Desert Air Force in North Africa during WWII. As a flight commander, Collishaw flew Sopwith Triplane named “Black Maria.”